Bangor University’s annual T Rowland Hughes art lecture will this year commemorate the centenary of the birth of Sir Kyffin Williams, an Honorary Fellow of Bangor University and a man regarded by many as Wales’ greatest artist.
The lecture by leading arts journalist and critic Rian Evans entitled “Kyffin Williams: the artist as Time-Lord” will be given on Tuesday 5th June at 6.00pm in the Eric Sunderland/Main Arts Lecture Theatre at Bangor University.
Rian Evans knew Kyffin Williams well, and she has written extensively about him. Her new book, Kyffin Williams: The Light & The Dark, was published last month for the artist’s centenary.
In her illustrated lecture on 5th June, Rian will explore how Kyffin’s insatiable curiosity and interest in the past as well as the present fed into his iconic works of art.
Sir John “Kyffin” Williams, (9 May 1918 – 1 September 2006) was born in Llangefni, Anglesey and lived at Pwllfanogl, Llanfairpwll.
Best known for his rendering of the Welsh landscape, his use of thick impasto paint in blocks of often sombre colours brilliantly conjure the rugged terrain. In a career which spanned some six decades, the inspiration Williams drew from the topography of his homeland never diminished and he worked prolifically – a conservative estimate suggests that he produced some 6500 paintings.
Admission to the Lecture is free. All are welcome.